Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by dbrauneis:
4.03/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served on-tap at Great Lakes Brewing in Cleveland, OH
A: Pours a crystal clear pale amber in color with some moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that quickly reduces to a medium patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light aromas of caramel malts with some moderate aromas of floral and citrus/orange rind hops.
T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of pale and caramel malts with just a touch of sweetness. The malts are followed by light to moderate flavors of floral and citrus/orange rind hops which impart a light bitterness which lingers for a short amount of time.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of crispness upfront.
O: This is an easy drinking beer that pairs up well with the food served in the brewpub at Great Lakes - I think this beer would go with just about anything. Easy to drink and refreshing, enough hops to be interesting but still enjoyable and not overly bitter. This is just about sessionable (just a touch high on the ABV to really be a session beer).
Serving type: on-tap
03-06-2013 12:33:05 | More by dbrauneis
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4.01/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and vision of lots of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Citrus, herbal, grassy hops followed by toasted and pale malts.
Taste: Toasted and pale malts forward with all the hop characteristics and bitterness in between. Balanced and drinkable.
Mouthfeel: Chewy, crisp, refreshing, bite, light to medium bodied, and medium carbonation.
Overall: There is a nice balance to this beer and I wish I had more. Will have to put in some requests with friends driving through Pennsylvania again.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 06:09:50 | More by Flounder57
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 2,497 ratings.